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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall
Program Type: Doctorate

Based on the scholar-practitioner model, the Roosevelt PsyD program will train you to become a clinical psychologist who can diagnose and treat psychological problems using an evidence-based approach grounded in psychological science.

You’ll develop a broad base of psychological knowledge and skills in conducting psychotherapy and assessment in order to become an ethical and competent provider of psychological services.You’ll work with faculty on research and doctoral projects, creating opportunities for conference presentations and publications.

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What Differentiates Us



Starting your second year, you’ll apply to clinical training sites across Chicago and the suburbs. Our students work with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic, gender and sexuality, age, and religious backgrounds as well as of differing physical and cognitive abilities.

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In the last 10 years, Roosevelt graduates had a 99% internship match rate in diverse clinical settings and roles. Since 2013, all of our students who matched have found APA- accredited internships.



Explore focused clinical training and course work in neuropsychology or psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and families.

Expectations & Requirements


Diversity and multiculturalism are infused into your Doctor of Psychology course work. The rigorous curriculum focus on conducting psychotherapy and psychological testing with a diverse adult general population. Required courses include both basic and applied psychology courses.

Roosevelt University's PsyD program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (see Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data required by the APA).

Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979


You’ll complete at least 102 semester hours of graduate study plus three hours of internship credit. In addition to course work, students must pass the comprehensive examination and complete supervised clinical training in the community, a doctoral project and a pre-doctoral clinical internship.

Sample Courses

  • Community Psychology and Social Justice
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Clinical Supervision and Consultation


The graduate catalog has more information about our program competency model and standards, required course work, clinical training and other program expectations.

Our PsyD Student Manual covers program policies, advising, recommended course plans and resources.


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"I learned more about diversity issues through important dialogues with professors and peers, getting involved with research, and the many opportunities in Chicago to work with a diverse range of clients. Being an advocate for social justice has become an integral part of who I am as a person and clinician."

Diane Jung Gallo 2016
Licensed Clinical Psychologist at UCLA,

"The program encourages informal peer supervision in class and provides solid coursework that prepares you to be intentional and deliberate in the way that you shape your trainee's education. Classwork taught me that clinical and supervisory skills can overlap but they are ultimately distinct. I can say I have grown not only as a clinician and scholar, but also as a person."

Pamela Handelsman 2016
Psychologist, Baltimore VA Hospital,

Admission Info

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All application materials must be received by December 1, 2021.

  • Online PsyD application.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities in the United States. Generally, admitted students have an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher.
  • Required course work: Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and either Research Methods or Statistics. Missing prerequisites may be completed at Roosevelt University but will not count toward your degree.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation for any course work completed outside the United States.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Personal statement demonstrating a clear understanding of the responsibilities of graduate training in clinical psychology, strong career motivation, and career plans.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • English Language Proficiency for international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States.
  • $40 Application Fee.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required. Faculty will not consider GRE scores as part of students’ application for the Fall 2022 start cohort.